Today is National Walking Day – Where Will YOU Walk?


The first Wednesday in April is National Walking Day and it encourages Americans of all ages to get out and stretch their legs and get their hearts pumping. The American Heart Association sponsors this day to remind people about the health benefits of taking a walk. Wear your sneakers (or take them with you) to work, and at some point in the day, take a 30-minute walk. 

Here are some great ways to make that 30-minutes more enjoyable:

  • Wear comfortable clothes.
  • Take a friend to pass the time.
  • Make sure to stretch those muscles.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Move your arms, too.
  • Make sure you have good posture.

For ideas on how to observe the day including a “beach walk” and a word search puzzle, click here.

Join us for National Walking Day on April 3

National Walking Day

Yes, there is a day for that! The American Heart Association has declared the first Wednesday of April National Walking Day, so get out and take a walk. The weather in Decatur is beautiful and you might as well get outside and enjoy it. Put on your walking shoes and take a walk around the block or around your neighborhood. Reading this too late in the day? Then plan on taking a walk for 30 minutes tomorrow. And then the next day, and the next…..

Check out the Start Walking Now website here for lots of tips, walking paths and activity log. if you would like some Decatur routes, click here for information on walking in Decatur and to download the city’s walking map.

What are you waiting for? Add some walking to your days. Walk to lunch, your next meeting, or even just take a couple of short office breaks and walk around the block. Your mind and body will be refreshed and you may even be more productive.